southeast Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"southeast" in British English

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southeastnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌsaʊθˈiːst/ (written abbreviation SE)
B1 the ​direction that is between ​south and ​east: We ​live in the southeast of the ​city.the Southeast an ​area of in the southeast of ​England, the US, or another ​country: Most of the ​jobs and ​money are in the ​affluentcounties of the Southeast.
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southeastadjective, adverb

uk   us   /ˌsaʊθˈiːst/ (written abbreviation SE)
B1 in or towards the southeast: Southeast ​Asia The ​mountains are/​lie southeast of the ​city. They were ​moving southeast.southeast wind a ​wind that comes from the southeast
(Definition of southeast from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"southeast" in American English

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southeastnoun [U, not gradable]

 us   /ˌsɑʊθˈist/ (abbreviation S.E.)
the ​direction between ​south and ​east, or the ​part of an ​area or ​country in this ​direction: The ​housefacesnorthwest, so southeast is behind us.
southeastern
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌsɑʊθˈi·stərn/ (abbreviation S.E.)
There will be ​rain in southeastern Massachusetts.

southeastadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /sɑʊθˈist/ (abbreviation S.E.)
in, ​forming, or toward the southeast ​part of something: She ​lives on the southeast ​side of ​town. They ​drove southeast.
(Definition of southeast from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “southeast”
in Arabic جَنوب شَرْق…
in Korean 남동쪽…
in Portuguese sudeste…
in Catalan sud-est…
in Japanese 南東…
in Chinese (Simplified) 东南,东南方…
in Chinese (Traditional) 東南,東南方…
in Italian sud-est…
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